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post #35731 of 48243
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Originally Posted by althanis View Post

I'll be going to Orlando in a few months; are there any AE stores that sell seconds anywhere nearby?

 

I don't think so.  Destin is the only outlet in FL and it's a six-hour drive from Orlando.  Somewhere in GA would be the other possibility and I'm not aware of an outlet in that state.

post #35732 of 48243
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Originally Posted by chinngiskhaan View Post

So I just bought a pair of fifth streets on friday for 320$ before tax. The day after this sale happens. The store didn't have my size so they had to order them. Do you guys think I should ask for the 275 deal? Oh yeah, and I payed cash...

Absolutely. The price drop happened Friday at 6pm EST
post #35733 of 48243
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I think this is the boot I've been waiting for, and it's made by Eastland of all people (they now have a "Made in Maine" line).

They are actually made by Rancourt. They make all of Eastland's Made in Maine shoes and used to make AE's handsewns until the early 90s.

It's made on the Blake last, using blake stitch construction, and is on the Montello mini-lug sole. It's a great shoe and Rancourt definitely makes great boots. Not as brick shit house as White's, not as meticulous as Viberg, and not ornate like Aldens. Just simple, rugged tanks. Differences between this and AE's offerings would be the last (of course), the Blake construction (easier to resole, actually), no cork inside the sole, and a replaceable leatherboard/fiberboard innersole (minus points for not being full grain instead of , plus points for being replaceable which it's not on AE). Also, Rancourt uses a much heartier weight CXL than AE, and offers it in much more colors.
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I think this is the boot I've been waiting for, and it's made by Eastland of all people (they now have a "Made in Maine" line).

They are actually made by Rancourt. They make all of Eastland's Made in Maine shoes and used to make AE's handsewns until the early 90s.

It's made on the Blake last, using blake stitch construction, and is on the Montello mini-lug sole. It's a great shoe and Rancourt definitely makes great boots. Not as brick shit house as White's, not as meticulous as Viberg, and not ornate like Aldens. Just simple, rugged tanks. Differences between this and AE's offerings would be the last (of course), the Blake construction (easier to resole, actually), no cork inside the sole, and a replaceable leatherboard/fiberboard innersole (minus points for not being full grain instead of , plus points for being replaceable which it's not on AE). Also, Rancourt uses a much heartier weight CXL than AE, and offers it in much more colors.

 

God, I love this site.  Thanks for the great info.  I feel even better about the boots than I did before!

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Can anyone give me some general advice as to which color dress shoe I should purchase next? 

 

Current arsenal: 

 

Walnut Strands

Bourbon Mcallister

Black cheap wingtips that are almost fully destroyed

 

I work in a business casual environment and wear chinos or the occasional corduroys to work every day (in dark khaki/tan, light khaki, grey, and navy). I've been planning on replacing my black shoes with black Mcallisters, but I'm wondering if I should go with burgundy first instead? Might be a more versatile shoe with my wardrobe, and perhaps jeans as well? Then again, I'll surely need black shoes at some point, right? 

 

Any thoughts on this process of building a dress shoe collection?

post #35736 of 48243
Brown Kenilworth would seem to be nice in the mix. Can dress up or down.
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Many thanks Cold Iron for posting the detailed description about the proper care of shell cordovan. I found it to be very informative. I have admired the look of your shoes for some time. 

post #35738 of 48243
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

I don't think so.  Destin is the only outlet in FL and it's a six-hour drive from Orlando.  Somewhere in GA would be the other possibility and I'm not aware of an outlet in that state.

Alright, thanks. Not sure it would be worth it then.
post #35739 of 48243
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Originally Posted by DoctorJ View Post

Brown Kenilworth would seem to be nice in the mix. Can dress up or down.


Kenilworth is a good choice. My current favorite right now is the Vernon. I have a pair in brown and in the black.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8808_1_40000000001_-1

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Hey Guys.I am looking to buy my first pair of AEs. I work in a very casual office (I wear mostly dark jeans and grey wool trousers). I was just about to buy a black pair of Delrays from my local store (they are having a 20% off sale on all AE styles in January) when I saw that the AE website is having a sale on Waltons and Lasalles. Waltons are $239 and Lasalles are $199 right now. Are these good prices? 

I haven't been watching AE prices long enough to know if these are good deals, or if I should wait it out for a better sale. Thanks for any advice.
Edited by Karotona - 12/29/13 at 2:51pm
post #35741 of 48243
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Absolutely. The price drop happened Friday at 6pm EST

thanks for the info sir! That was like an hour and a half after I left the store!

post #35742 of 48243
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Originally Posted by Sam Marlowe View Post
 


Kenilworth is a good choice. My current favorite right now is the Vernon. I have a pair in brown and in the black.

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8808_1_40000000001_-1

 

 

Thanks, guys. What about brown suede? Strand, perhaps?

 

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Just picked up some Mora 2.0's in dark brown at my outlet. I am going to hold tight until I receive a pair of Brooks Bros. Peal & Co. (Alfred Sargent made?) brown double monks for comparison later next week.

 

Any thoughts on the relative merits of each shoe are welcome. Obviously, the BB shoes will be about twice as expensive (despite getting both pairs on sale).

 

I am especially curious if anyone with some experience in the Mora 2.0 can say whether they have experienced signifcant creasing above the cap.  I have seen some on line that have such creasing, and I hate creasing above the cap on any style (I try not to be too fussy about other creasing).

 

Thoughts appreciated.

post #35744 of 48243
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Originally Posted by PK35216 View Post

Just picked up some Mora 2.0's in dark brown at my outlet. I am going to hold tight until I receive a pair of Brooks Bros. Peal & Co. (Alfred Sargent made?) brown double monks for comparison later next week.

Any thoughts on the relative merits of each shoe are welcome. Obviously, the BB shoes will be about twice as expensive (despite getting both pairs on sale).

I am especially curious if anyone with some experience in the Mora 2.0 can say whether they have experienced signifcant creasing above the cap.  I have seen some on line that have such creasing, and I hate creasing above the cap on any style (I try not to be too fussy about other creasing).

Thoughts appreciated.

I own shoes from both AS and AE, and there is no comparison. The AS look and feel like shoes that are twice as expensive. That doesn't mean there's anything wrong with AE's; the AS are just the next tier up in quality and price, and it shows.

Are you sure the Peals you ordered are made by AS? Some are made by C&J, which are also in that upper tier. Some are made by Loake, which are not impressive at all, and might even be slightly below AE. But I think if your shoes are in the $600+ retail range, they are AS or C&J.

I'll be interested to hear your opinions once you have both shoes in your hands to compare.
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^^^ I too own both AE and Peal (though mine are CJ and not AS) and I will summarize my experience this way:  I will never again buy another pair of AE shoes  (poor fit, materials and construction), and inversely I actively seek out BB Peal CJ and AS made shoes due to their inherent quality, fit and materials.  No disrespect to the AE lovers in this thread.

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